SNP lead widens following Jim Murphy selection
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SNP lead widens following Jim Murphy selection
About that "Murphy bounce":

Quote:Political parties normally benefit from a "honeymoon effect" after selecting a new leader.

A fresh face and lots of free publicity usually boosts their standing, even if temporarily. However, a new poll out today suggests that Scottish Labour's selection of Jim Murphy may actually have worsened the party's chances north of the border.

The Survation poll for the Daily Record found that the SNP have actually extended their lead over Labour, since Murphy's selection. According to the poll, the SNP's lead at the next general election has risen from 22 points last month to 24 points now. Forty-eight per cent of Scots now plan to vote for the SNP in May and just 24% plan to vote for Labour.

If reflected at the general election, this poll suggests Labour would face losing all but a handful of their seats in Scotland as well as their chances of winning an overall majority across the country.
http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2014/12/...rphy-selec
2014 Dec 22 18:21
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RE: SNP lead widens following Jim Murphy selection
I'm not exactly a fan of the SNP, but Labour's collapse in Scotland is well-deserved. Poverty is Labour's life-blood, but over 50 years of voting Labour, areas like Glasgow or Lanarkshire haven't been pulled out of their relative poverty. The same goes for south Wales and the northern English cities. The best thing that could happen to Britain right now is for the working-class to realise voting Labour does NOT ultimately help them - it just traps them in their poverty and welfare-dependency in perpetuity.

Quote:Labour is on course for a bloodbath in Scotland in 2015, according to a special Guardian/ICM online poll.

The Scottish National party, which took only 20% of the vote in the 2010 general election, has subsequently more than doubled its vote to reach a commanding 43% of the prospective poll next May. Scottish Labour, which secured a very strong 42% in Gordon Brown’s homeland last time around, has since tumbled by 16 points to just 26%.

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The Conservatives sink from 2010’s 17% to 13%, while the great bulk of the 19% share that the Liberal Democrats scored last time around is wiped out as they fall by 13 points to 6%.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/...estminster
2014 Dec 27 09:10
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RE: SNP lead widens following Jim Murphy selection
As far as I can see SNO is still the best thing that could happen to Scotland, although their inclusive definition of nationalism isn't exactly mine (and nor is Plaid Cymru's or Sinn Fein's).


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2014 Dec 27 14:29
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